It is becoming more popular here in Iceland, to modify the Nissan Patrol GQ (as well as the new GU) for winter traveling on snow in the wilderness of Iceland. I now have 1993 Nissan Patrol GR, 2.8 Turbo Diesel, which I recently "finished" modifying for 38" tall tires. The attached pictures show the result. The following is a brief description of the modifications to make space for the big tires and to improve the vehicle's off-road capabilities.
I have installed an intercooler (in front of the radiator) for improved engine performance [see turbos], also a Garmin 128 GPS, mobile phone and CB radio.
Some time in the future, hopefully the near future I am planning
to install ARB air locker in front axle and a crawler gear
or lower gear ratio in the differentials.
An additional fuel tank would be nice too.
PS. On 18/12/1998 volcanic eruptions began at Vatnajokull.
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